Alaska wild berriesIt’s been a long couple months with healing from shoulder surgery. I did not plan to fall down on the job, but it really was painful to even type. I’m finally getting back to doing what I love, and what I hope you love to read about: Food! In all its glory and greatness. You might still have to wait a little while for new food photos, but I do have a few surprises lined up for your reading/cooking pleasure.

This month we celebrate a few of my favorite foods, one being strawberries. I’ve been dying all winter long to get my hands on these sweet ripened berries so I could make more jam. Strawberry jam and strawberry syrup are both ridiculously easy to make. When the clam shell (equal to 1 pound) comes down to .99 cents US, I’m at the stove with four or five pounds of these delicious tasting berries and some sugar. It’s also Celebrate Berries Month, so I’ll probably tackle a mixed berry compote for sopapillas.

chocolate collageOther month long celebrations for vegans include Berry Fresh Month, Canned Food Month, Celebration of Chocolate Month, National Grapefruit Month, Potato Lover’s Month, and Sweet Potato Month. If you’ve been following me long enough, you know I love sweet potatoes. I like them fried, baked, mashed, roasted, and chopped up in salads or rice. And, they are really good for the body.

Some of the daily food celebrations that I’m excited about are National Carrot Cake Day, National Homemade Soup Day, and National Chili Day. I make a mean Black Bean Chili with Tempeh. Try the recipe and let us know how you like your chili.


Here’s the full curated list of veganized food holidays for you to celebrate this month. If you want to know more please drop me a line.

Berry Fresh Month
Canned Food Month
Celebration of Chocolate Month
National Grapefruit Month
Potato Lover’s Month
Sweet Potato Month

A hearty lentil soup to help keep you warm in the winter.February 3: National Carrot Cake Day
February 4: Homemade Soup Day
February 4: National Stuffed Mushroom Day
February 9: Pizza Pie Day
February 16: National Almond Day
February 20: National Cherry Pie Day
February 23: National Banana Bread Day
February 24: National Tortilla Chip Day
February 25: National Chocolate-Covered Nuts Day
February 27: National Strawberry Day
February 28: National Chili Day